Risk and Return

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Why You Should Read This Book

"This book is about forging a path, your own path, and discovering your purpose in life. Whether you are in tech, finance, whatever the field may be, defining your journey ultimately starts with you. Along the way, you may meet like-minded individuals, but the shot caller, one who makes decisions in your life, is oneself. It has led me to become introspective, as well as liberal in thinking about career opportunities, relationships, and quite frankly each and every goal I've set forth to accomplish, big and sam. Would recommend to anyone looking for a book regarding entrepreneurship and quote unquote risks and rewards." - Sam Davies


More About Sam Davies

Sam Davies 

Princteon 2018

Politics Major

AfAm, Latin Am, and Theater Minor

APM in Product-Strategy at Yext

Music Enthusiast

African of the Diaspora always looking to learn more about the intersection of culture and technology 


About the Book

Risk and Return is the story of one man’s return to Africa—a journey that begins with a search for self-fulfillment, which then evolves into an entrepreneurial adventure filled with tribulations, triumphs and many life lessons that will keep readers engaged from start to finish.  

In a casual conversational voice, the author–Yomi Jemibewon, gives an honest, often hilarious and sometimes sobering account of what it feels like to chase a dream under highly uncertain circumstances. His anecdotes and reflections about navigating an unfamiliar, sometimes unforgiving, African business environment — as an idealistic returnee, an eager entrepreneur, or a young family man — will help readers navigate the challenging and sometimes terrifying times that a person experiences when embarking on a big life change. 

For those readers with a special passion for Africa, his story just might inspire action to join the wave of people collaborating to galvanize positive change in Africa.


About the Author

Yomi Jemibewon is one of the founders of CardinalStone, a Lagos-based West Africa-focused asset management firm that currently manages $250 million across various asset classes. Today, Yomi co-heads CardinalStone's private equity business, where he invests in and guides small-to-medium scale businesses towards positively transforming the West African economic landscape. 

Earlier in his career, Yomi worked as a management consultant in the New York office of Bain & Company, and as a research engineer with Motorola. He earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Birgina tech, and and MBA from the Wharton School, at the University of Pennsylvania.

Yomi returned to Nigeria in 2007 after living in the U.S. for thirteen years. He now lives in Lagos with his wife and three daughters. This is his first book.